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Tag Archives: Car Accident Liability


Fatal Crash In St. Lucie County

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A 64-year-old Okeechobee man died after a multi-vehicle crash that also seriously injured several other individuals. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Okeechobee and Shinn Roads. According to investigators, the 64-year-old man was eastbound on Okeechobee in a Toyota Tundra when he attempted to make a left turn onto Shinn. At that same… Read More »


Third Party Corporate Liability In Car Crash Cases

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In a previous post, we examined some common first party liability theories in car crash cases. Additionally, in many cases, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) isn’t the only responsible party for the victim’s damages. Vicarious liability is important, because Florida has the second-highest number of uninsured drivers in the country. As a result, the tortfeasor… Read More »

Comparative Negligence And The Seat Belt Defense

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Insurance companies, like all other business, are really only interested in profits. So, their lawyers will do anything possible to reduce the compensation that car crash victims receive. In a few car crash cases, there is an absolute defense, like last clear chance or sudden emergency, that basically flips liability from the tortfeasor (negligent… Read More »

Proof In Alcohol-Related Car Crashes

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One of the most salient facts in this area is that the standard of proof in civil court is a preponderance of the evidence, which means more likely than not. Picture two equally-full buckets of water sitting side by side. If a person adds an eyedropper-full of water to the bucket on the left,… Read More »

Dual Fatal Crash Raises Fault Questions

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Two people were killed in a Turnpike car crash that bore a striking similarity to an earlier incident in Martin County. The latest wreck occurred on the northbound side of the Florida Turnpike near Osceola Parkway in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 26-year-old woman from Miami lost control of her… Read More »

‘You Just Act,’ Says Good Samaritan

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A passing Port St. Lucie truck driver valiantly attempted to rescue a driver and two passengers from a fiery car crash; unfortunately, he was only partially successful. The truck driver happened upon a rollover SUV crash on State Road 60 in Alturas; investigators believe that a combination of excessive speed and distracted driving caused… Read More »

High Speed Car Crash Causes Multiple Injuries

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Four people were seriously injured after a passenger car and police cruiser collided in West Palm Beach. The crash occurred near the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street. The officer’s patrol car was in emergency mode – lights flashing and siren on – during a response to a disturbance at West Palm Beach Hospital…. Read More »

Dramatic Rescue After Fireball Multi-Car Crash

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One person was injured, but no one was killed, in a fiery three-car wreck in Indian River County. When first responders arrived at the intersection of 66th and Oslo in Vero Beach, two of the three vehicles were almost entirely engulfed in flames. Investigators believe that a Toyota Camry pulled out in front of… Read More »

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